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Somewhere East Of Here

April 1, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


I’m accustomed to nice things,
Like purple ribbons and blue balloons.
He crept up during the night,
With flashing lights and silver spoons.
A good night combed my hair straight through,
But it left the comb twisted and tangled.
He’s always watching from the corner,
The corner’s watching from an angle.
He tempts me with glimpses of dusk,
Hoping that I’ll take a long walk.
He’s betting I’ll have a nervous breakdown,
But my breakdowns refuse to talk.
The shadows often come to spy out the land,
Sometimes I can even hear them creeping.
They know the sunshine can’t reach the garden,
And they know the vegetables are full of secrets.
They tried to catch me on a spaghetti night,
But I knew it all too good and well.
The windows and doors sealed themselves shut,
And my sweet tomatoes will never tell.
I see him peeking through a window,
But I don’t find his looks intimidating,
Because my eyes are also a glowing bright red,
And the weight on my shoulders is twice as heavy.
My soul set out like an armed navy ship,
Refusing to suffer such a shameful defeat.
My soul crushed like an armed navy ship,
Under the weight of his massive seas.



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on Jun. 29 2010 at 1:49 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I suppose, but since we already know what's going on, what's the point?

on Jun. 27 2010 at 12:22 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

i suppose we could sit here and pretend were listening in on their cionversation......

on Jun. 25 2010 at 3:31 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I suppose...it's a really good dream...

on Jun. 21 2010 at 3:24 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

not to say I dont confuse myself, but i guess it doesnt matter when you're dreaming. not that I fully understand what you're saying, but i guess to understand the concept of this poem it has to be interpreted like a dream because everything i said is what the poems about.

on Jun. 20 2010 at 12:13 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Well, it sounds like a dream to me, like a thought process, no twists or turns that confuse you because that's what a thought process is, twisting and turning infinitely in ways you don't understand but comprehend anyway, because you are the one who is doing the thinking

on Jun. 20 2010 at 3:01 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I suppose this could be like a dream, if you dream about being paranoid that the sun is out to get you while you're throwing a party. I did write it like I was telling a story. captainize me, captain.

on Jun. 11 2010 at 7:28 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

I think this is very artful, but a bit like a dream.  And that's strange, because it's kind of hard to write a dream, since they're just dreams and very hard to put into reality.  But you've done it quite nicely.  I love it!